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. >>> thanks very much. happening now, president obama on this day he has some time to raise money in person, but only time for a phone call with israel's leader. more criticism coming in. we're also looking at the obama administration's evolving attempts to explain who's responsible for the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. is the confusion becoming a political liability? and mitt romney says he has a little secret. you're going to hear him predict he'll win a state most experts think is safely in president obama's column. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we're down to just 39 days until the presidential election. in about 20 minutes the president begins a series of fundraisers right here in washington. those are the only public events on his calendar today. yet this is the same day the president didn't have time for a face-to-face meeting with the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu who's in new york. instead they spoke by phone. here's cnn's white house correspondent dan lothian. dan. >> reporter: wolf, the white house always stresses that the presid
. president obama and prime minister netanyahu attended the united nations general assembly in new york, but at different times. the white house insisted it was a scheduling issue, not a snub. no meetings, no handshakes. but today a follow-up phone call that a senior administration official told cnn lasted more than 20 minutes. in a statement released by the white house, the conversation included "a range of security issues," the president reaffirmed his commitment to israel security. and the two leaders were in full agreement on preventing iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. prime minister netanyahu has been pressuring the u.s. to lay down a so-called red line on iran that would prompt military action. at the u.n. he used a prop to drive home his point. >> a red line should be drawn right here. before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb. >> reporter: while some have accused the prime minister of pressuring the president to help gop nominee mitt romney, mr. netanyahu has said his actions are not tied to the u.s. political calendar. the white
machine, and was taking on john mccain. at that point the obama posters were fresh and new, hadn't faded yet. to some degree we're going to be remind the of the 2008. the comparisons will be made. i don't think there's going to be the same excitement in the convention hall for barack obama that there was last time around. people are going to be asking why that is, and it's going to have something to do with the obama record. it's going to have something to do with the way he's conducted his presidency. that's something democrats are going to have to explain. >> 30 seconds. >> the president was not challenged in the primaries. a new president seeking re-election. if he wins, he will be for the second time truly historic. the last time we elected with an employment rate above as it raying raying. it dropped continuously the year before. a plummet raise has not dropped. it's ticked upped in recent months. if president obama winds, it will be because of demographic shifts, his ability to persuade voters. it's better than the alternative. be historic. >> we will see you both in charlotte. c-s
is james clapper? we'll take a look. >> dave: remember when president obama said that americans cling to their guns and religion? well, paul ryan says he's proud to be a klinger. >> this catholic deer hunter is guilty as charged and i'm proud of that fact. that's what freedom is. >> dave: catholic deer hunter, vp nominee and why he says a second obama term makes him shudder. >> clayton: and then blaming the boss for stealing, one former tsa over revealing the real reason that he stole 1 million dollars worth of stuff from passengers. the shocking details straight ahead from the tsa. and it's sunday, "fox & friends" begins right now. ♪ >> it is sunday, good sunday morning, how are you guys. >> clayton: the top of the morning to you. people on twitter this morning wanted to make today, national coffee day part deux. >> dave: every day is coffee day on the curvy couch. >> clayton: who makes these days up anyway. >> dave: dunkin' donuts wants to sell more coffee. we'll ask a question, do you find yourself neglecting your kids buried in the smart phone. i neglect pretty much everything.
speeches from governor mart ten in o'mal. this is the same honor president obama had at the convention in 2004. first lady michelle obama will also speak tonight. president obama is not in charlotte for the convention just yet. today he will be in virginia forthfinal stop on his road to charlotte tour. the president will speak this morning at norfolk state university. he was in charlottesville last week to campaign part of a tour of college towns in battleground states. the president will speak at the dnc thursday night. >> if you are willing to work with me. if you're willing to work even harder in this election. then i promise you, i promise you, i promise you change will come. >> republican national committee is launching the web ad to coincide with the start of the convention. the ad compares speeches president obama gave this year to speeches me made four years ago. republicans say it proves the president has broken his promise to a improve our economy. >>> you may not know it but the polls just opened for thousands of voters in northern virginia. there's a special election there
on this monday, september 17, 2012. president obama traveled to ohio today to continue touting his efforts for the u.s. auto industry. he will make an official complaint with the world trade organization alleging china is undercutting the american automobile industry. former massachusetts governor mitt romney takes its campaign to california today to speak? the u.s. hispanic chamber of commerce. the anti-muslim video sparking debate in this country and others about whether government can or should control internet content. we want to get your take on that question this morning. the white house asked google to review its policy on the video. some calling it an unusual step and perhaps unprecedented from the u.s. government. what are your thoughts on best? -- on this? tweet. a or contact us on facebook. or e-mail us. here is the front page of the business section of the new york times this morning. a similar article was also in the washington post on sunday -- excuse me, on friday. harold is a democrat in ohio. should the government be controlling content on the web? caller: i don't think so
the government running until march 27, 2013. in presidential news, president obama and the milwaukee for a campaign rally. michelle obama speaking in washington tonight. to find out more information you can go to our c-span website, our campaign 2012 site, you can find out affirmation about those events. our topic for the first 45 minutes, take a look at the topic of medicare. paul ryan of last night talking about it at the aarp. and president obama mentioned it as part of his campaign. we are looking at voters in 55 years or older. we want to get your thoughts this morning specifically to the topic of medicare. more specifically, who do you trust, president obama or mitt romney when it comes to how they handle medicare issues? here is how you can contact us. two lines/two regions. -- two lines divided by two regions. who do you trust on medicare? "washington post" has a right up when it comes to this topic. here is the headline. the article references the white house, or at least those running to the white house when it comes to medicare. paul ryan in front of the aarp, here is a bi
are happening at the pentagon. >> several top brass are due to speak including president obama. we get latest now from our own melanie alnwick live at the pentagon this morning. >> reporter: good morning, tony. president obama and the first lady are scheduled to arrive here around 9:20 this morning to honor the friends, family and colleagues of so many people here in the d.c. area killed that day. this morning, a large flag was hung outside the pentagon, the section that was hit that morning, just as it was september 12, 2001, the day after the attack of 2001 when the flag was hung. not too long ago there was a moment of silence on t lawn at the white house to market first planes hitting the world trade center at 8:46 and 9:02. it was then we realized that america was under attack! here at the pentagon the memorial service begins at 9:0. president obama will take part in a wreath-laying ceremony. the army's chief of chaplains will give the invocation and a moment of silence at 9:37. as you mentioned remarks by the president as well as defense officials including the chairman of the joint chie
weekend on the campaign trail. president obama just returned from a stop in the swing state of florida on zipped. his republican challenger attended church with his family in massachusetts. -- of florida on sunday. new polls show the president got a bounce from the democratic convention and now leads romney by about five percentage points. >>> meanwhile, congress gets back to work this week following its summer recess. a vote is expected soon to temporarily extend current government spending levels. the extension would last for the next six months delaying talk of more cuts beyond the november election. >>> another big story we are following. he is a former navy seal who took part in the raid that led to the death of osama bin laden. and if the first time, he is talking about the book that has made him the source of much controversy. now, he wrote no easy day under the pen name marcoen and for security ropes, his appearance and voice were altered in last night's interview to cbs' 60 minutes. >> this operation was one ever of the most significant operations in u.s. history and it is som
wrapped up in charlotte, north carolina last night with president obama's rousing speech. >> he of course accepted his renomination for president. nicole collins is live in charlotte with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. with two months until the election day, president obama used last night to try to win over undecided voters and also to try and revive the excitement that powered his first presidential run. president obama making his case to voters that america is on the road to economic recovery, but he needs more time to make it happen. >> it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades. >> reporter: the president, full of zingers, slammed mitt romney's policies. >> feel a cold coming on? take two tax cuts, roll back regulations and call us in the morning. >> reporter: vice president justice department also renominated thursday. >> one more thing, our republican opponents are just dead wrong about, america is not in decline. america is not in decline. >> reporter: the president speaking in the rhetoric the country is now
first time and the family members will be the only ones to speak. president obama and the first will be here this morning. bills of more don't will be tolled in shanksville, pennsylvania. there will be moments of silence cities.al expected to be a somber moment that will be happening at events throughout the day. that will be something to follow. reporting live, brianne carter. >> the service and the pentagon several memorials planned for today. offered at the national cathedral at 8:45. members of congress will assemble care packages for soldiers at 10:00 a.m. at 11:30, a national day of will be held on freedom plaza in northwest. on the anniversary of 9/11, we honor some four-legged heroes. the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, itsour arms graduating of explosives detection dogs and their handlers. the teams server around the country in public venues, keeping us say it's. e you inside the training as they head out to the field. the story tonight at 5:00. investigators try to sort out an overnight incident in northwest blockmidnight in the 1200 of pennsylvania avenue. taken to hospit
, the president called again. in very difficult moments, president obama asked him to come back to national service. being the patriot that he is, he did. he left the school and went back to afghanistan as america's ambassador in a moment when we were beginning yet another transition period this afternoon, we have been very blessed to have him come to carnegie to make this stop but his return from afghanistan. he will speak to us about what the transition in that country holds, what the prospects are at why afghanistan still matters to the united states. ladies and gentlemen, please join me in extending a very warm welcome to the man -- ryan crocker. [applause] >> thank you, ashley. i think. ashley notes that before it went to pakistan in 2004, he very generously spent much of a day with me. to give me some perspectives on part of the world with which i was not very familiar . my career leaned toward the west. pakistan clearly was a different phenomenon. i have always been grateful for that. i am particularly grateful for the fact that the depth and range of your briefing, i can't read ever
will be in our area. he'll hold a rally in fairfax. today president obama will be in nevada a day after mitt romney was there. the president will hold a rally in las vegas this evening. nevada is shaping up to be one of the most hotly contested states this election year. a poll shows romney and obama essentially tied in the silver state. romney spoke at the national guard convention in reno yesterday. >>> major credit agency moody's is warning it may downgrade the u.s. credit rating if the government fails to avoid the fiscal cliff at the epd of the year. that's the expiration of the bush tax cuts plus tax increases and spending cuts that will automatically take place as part of a deal to raise the debt ceiling. lower ratings means the government may have to pay higher interest rates on some of its $16 trillion debt. >>> on wall street investors are hoping for another day like yesterday. the dow closed at a five-year high. it ended the day at 13,323. that's its highest closing level since december of 2007. expectations on europe's financial crisis at a federal reserve meeting gave stocks a b
. president obama, along with first lady michelle obama bowing their heads in prayer mourning all those who perished. many of those, relatives of the victims. just as in years past they read their loved ones' names aloud. >> i wish you could see how big dunn and phillip are now. that my uncle martin michael worely, we miss you. >> it was a day like this one, a clear blue sky, but a sky that would soon be filled with clouds of smoke and prayers of a nation shaken to its core. >> reporter: and in pennsylvania, vice president joe biden laying a wreath to those who died. the worst terror attack in u.s. history on the minds of all, general john allen taking the time to reconfirm our commitment. >> 11 years from that day there should be no doubt that our dedication to this commitment remains strong and unshaken. >> reporter: a metal beam from the original towers, the base of a 9/11 monument in jerusalem, joined there by relatives of israeli victims who urged the entire world to never forget. >> let all the souls of the thousands of victims whose names are marked on this memorial in jerusalem be r
of pentagon, barack obama laid wreath to late -- to honor the people who died from flight crashed.t the president says more than a decade after, the country is safer and our people are resilient. you never be alone. your loved ones will never be forgotten. they will endure in the hearts nation because, through sacrifice, they helped us america we are today that a sitting outside the these two talked-about terror attacks. ehey hope not to forget th importance of that day. >> it shocked all us. to hold onto that and hold on to the feelings and emotions of that time. morning,hout the to the hillle came pentagon ande and stop and stare across at the pentagon. the president went to arlington cemetery after leaving here and he is expected to visit walter reed later this afternoon. we will have more on that throughout the day. we will honor some four-legged hero is. the bureau alcohol tobacco and firearms graduates is 100 class explosion detective dogs. they keep us safe and tonight at inside training on these canines. ofday is the sentencing five men convicted of one of crimes inest was
to launch any mission president obama might order. the president won't say whether he's considering military action in libya, but he is vowing justice for the attack. >> what we have to do now is to do a full investigation, find out the facts, find out who perpetrated these terrible acts, and bring them to justice. >> egypt's president is vowing not to allow what happened in libya to happen in his country. you are looking live now at pictures coming out of cairo, egypt. this is a lot of activity going on there right now. protesters gathering outside the u.s. embassy. the president there, mohamed morsi, says the egyptian people reject unlawful acts like the attack that happened on the consulate in benghazi. the state department warning american embassy workers around the globe, especially in the middle east as you see on this map here, to be on alert in the wake of a deadly attack in libya. that includes embassies marked here, kuwait, sudan, tunisia. >> the attack in libya is leading to vigils and memorial services around the world. one took place last night outside the white house. the man w
, and a evere more united than before. >> president obama also visited arlington national cemetery, killed in the afghanistan and iraq. >> in addition to all of these festivities, the nation the attack that our nation course of and the world. >> john roberts crews. >> at ground zero, the families of those killed read the names of loved ones. in years past all local and national politicians took part the readings. also in new york, moments of silence were held at the exact the planes went into the tigers -- into the towers. in shanksville, the vice president spoke. he took part in a wreath-laying those on flight 93. those passengers fought back t hijackers before crashing into a field. >> former president bill clinton remembers the lives lost on the campaign trail. tonight, where urged americans to remember by being a good citizen and registering to vote. the first ofnt was having inlinton was support of president obama. the first lady and gop nominee mitt are both planning to campaign in virginia this week. mrs. obama will headline rallies richmond and the university fredericksburg this th
at the national cathedral. president obama and the first lady will attend a ceremony at the pentagon. more on that coming up in the next half-hour. >> a house hearing on operations fast and furious that was set for today has been rescheduled for september 19. but justice department inspector general will discuss the botched begun operation -- gun operation. in june a house panel voted to hold attorney general eric holder in contempt for not turning over the documents it wanted. >> investigators and family members appealing for help in solving the murder of a prince george's county honor student. amber stanley's mother and hundred the people attended a community meeting in upper marlboro last night. the 17-year-old was shot to death and her kettering home three weeks ago. police have little to share about the murder, which has traumatized the community. >> we need the community to pull together and get this person or persons who did this horrendous murder that killed my good baby. >> police are looking at numerous possibilities in this case. they don't believe amber stanley's killing was ra
the attacks at the pentagon, new york and pennsylvania, president obama remembers those lost and ensures the world our country is safer and our people are resilient. welcome, i'm barbara harrison. >> i'm keith russell. it's september 11, 2012. with the ringing of the bell and a bugler playing "taps," president barack obama, first lady michelle obama and white house staffers observed a moment of silence for those who lost their lives 11 years ago. just one of many happening today. news 4s megan mcgrath live on the pentagon where another ceremony wrapped up. hey, megan. >> reporter: that's right. the ceremony just wrapped up here. many family members moved over to the victims memorial, which is closed to the general public, reserved for the family members to have a quiet moment this afternoon to reflect. the ♪ itself was short. only a few people spoke, including president barack obama. that was done on purpose. there was an effort here to keep this event low key and to limit the attendance to those who lost loved ones in the attack on the pentagon. the sunrises above the pentagon usherin
a hearing with the utility company. >>> turning now to the presidential race, new polls give president obama a slight bounce following last week's democratic convention. now that the conventions are over, the final stages of the campaigns are under way. fox 5's melanie alnwick is following the latest on capitol hill. >> reporter: good morning. president obama and mitt romney hitting all the hot button issues in key battleground states, jobs, the economy, medicare. campaign schedules are filling up and as usual florida and ohio are in the crosshairs. >>> reporter: here's something you don't see every day, the president hoisted in the air by a burleigh and enthusiastic pizza shop owner in fort pierce, florida but the president spent the weekend trying to get up close and personal with as many voters as possible across the sunshine state with a line of attack aimed squarely at his rival's tax plan. >> it was like two plus one equals five. [ laughter ] >> reporter: but there is some math the president agrees with. after last week's democratic convention in charlotte, he seems to have gotten a sm
. michelle obama talked about her family and defended barack obama's policies. >> when it comes to rebuilding our economy, barack is thinking about folks like my dad and like his grandmother. he is thinking about the pride that comes from a hard day's work. that's why he signed the lily led better fair pay act to help women get equal pay for equal work. that's why he cut taxes for working families and small businesses and fought to get the auto industry back on its feet. [ applause ] >> president obama watched the first lady's speech in the treaty room of the white house with daughters sasha and malia. >>> republicans are hammering president obama on the national debt which has reached a dubious milestone. wisdom martin has what those numbers mean. >> reporter: last week's republican national convention featured a rolling debt clock. it hit $16 trillion for the first time ever just as the democratic national convention was kicking off in north carolina. >> ouch. it's just another one of those reminders that we are piling on the debt in a dangerous way with no plan to start to bring it back do
, the president and first lady stopped at arlington national cemetery paying their respects. president obama met privately with wounded soldiers at walter reid national military medical center. >>> the pentagon memorial served as a place for comfort and peace today. hundreds of people visited the site to reflect and to remember. fox 5's tom fitzgerald has the story. >> on a stretch of land just next to the pentagon sit 183 benches, clearing 183 names for each of the victims that died here on 9/11. >> i don't know. it's just a wonderful place to sit and reflect. >> marlene and don of iowa had a brother-in-law who worked in the pentagon. he wasn't here on 9/11, but they know others weren't so lucky. >> we see the importance of it that we do honor all the people that died in the crash. >> these benches are layed out in the order of the victims ages. julian was in high school on 9/11 and spent much of the last ten years in the u.s. army. >> it was a catalyst to the things that inevitably happened after i joined the military. so i deployed to iraq and support of operation iraqy freedom. so yes,
some choice words for president obama this morning? >>> the teachers strike in chicago stretch into his a third day. an update on where negotiations stand right now when fox 5 morning news continues. society the courthouse is denying a report in the israeli press that president obama is refusing to meet with prime minister netanyahu in new york later this month. he is sounding new alarms over the prospect of an iranian nuclear weapon and wants to meet with president obama on the sidelines of the u.n.'s annual summit on september thatth. but the prime minister does not arrive until the 1th. president obama did speak with netanyahu for an hour on the phone last night. >>> about 350,000 students in chicago will miss a third straight day of class because of teachers strike. thousands of teachers marched through the streets of chicago yesterday. the two sides met for more than 10 hours but are still at a stalemate over issues like performance evaluations and the recall rights no laid off teachers. talk are expected to resume at 11:00 this morning. >>> coming up next, president obama and repu
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" poll out now, that shows president obama getting a bounce now. and it shows insight as to why president obama may be pulling ahead and where romney's opportunities might lie. >>> what a night for tennis. andy murray winning his first grand slam in an epic match. one of the longest in tenney history. and 007, sean connery, was there, as predicted, to cheer on his fellow scot. >>> let's get to josh and the news. this frightening 9/11 report. >> on this 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a new report out raising concerns about our vulnerable to potential terrorists. but not at the airports or along the borders. but inside our hospitals. pierre thomas is here with this new warning. >> reporter: good morning, josh. authorities have identified no specific plots on this anniversary 9/11, many threats remain, including the potential for radicals to get access to radioactive materials. that's why this new report is so alarming. this report says this 9/11, some hospitals have been lax in securing dangerous materials that the terrorists could use to make a radiological or dirty bomb. the goa ha
insurance, the reason why i am leaning toward obama -- and i really do not know what obamacare is, but from what i understand ifrom mitt romney, he doesn't believe in any care. my husband has high blood pressure. he was not a mechanic ever insurance we went to, and he could not pass the physical. the insurance company would not injure him. i tried to buy him insurance. as soon as he said he was employed independent, nobody would injure him. that is my big issue. when people have worked their whole lives and they get sick, we should be able to buy insurance. host: dr. makary, what role -- and if you want to address her specific point, that is fine, but what role do the insurance companies play in this unaccountableness, as you call it? guest: we have had no good ways to measure the quality of health care. the insurance companies have been eager to get into the business of looking at performance and use it as a way to pay hospitals and doctors. the problem is, we have not had a good measure until now. there is a very exciting revolution taking place in medical care now. it is in medicare webs
in washington at the pentagon, americans took a moment to mark the sullen anniversary. president obama and the first lady paid tribute to the victims of the attack at the 9/11 pentagon memorial dedicated on september 11th, 2008, the pentagon memorial is the oldest of the three memorials. for many today it was the place they wanted to be to take time to reflect and remember. fox 5's tom fitzgerald live at the pentagon. tom. >> reporter: brian, you know, this was a different memorial than we have seen in past years. president obama made his address, as you said, this morning to victims' families and pentagon officials, and the memorial itself remained closed until noon today. we can tell you that the size of the crowds we saw today were smaller but it is also true to say that the people who came here told us they still feel very strongly about this place and that day 11 years after 9/11. on a stretch of land just next to the pentagon sits 183 benches bearing 183 names, one for each of the victims that dade here on 9/11. >> i don't know, it's just a wonderful place to sit and reflect. >>
under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message. >> it checking out the news from around the nation, the mayor of trenton, new jersey is in federal custody after he was arrested after a two-year undercover investigation. this comes weeks after his home was raided. his time and office has been marred by financial problems. investigators say he was turning to extortion and real-estate deals to make money. >> thousands of chicago public school teachers are on strike and thousands of students were forced to stay home today. >> the strike started after contract negotiations broke down last night. >> chicago mayor, rahm emanuel had a message for the 25,000 striking teachers. >> stay at the table and finish it for our students. >> for the first time in a quarter centu
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top defense officials will speak as well as president obama. let's get the latest now from fox 5's melanie alnwick. >> reporter: the president and first lady will have a moment of silence and then travel here to the pentagon for the september 11th memorial ceremony. here's a look at how things are going to go this morning. at 9:30 president obama will lay a wreath and we'll hear the national anthem. 9:37 is the moment of silence to mark when the plane hit the pentagon. there'll be remarks by the president and defense officials and then a rendition of "america the beautiful." it left dulles airport at 8:20 a.m. instead five hijackers took over the plane and turned it around and crashed into the pentagon at 9:37 a.m. killing all 56 passengers as well as the hijackers. it hit on the western side and one section of the building collapsed. 125 workers here that day were also killed and many of them civilians, the memorial was completed and open to the public in 2008. the seventh anniversary of the attacks. it's usually own 24/7 but today it will be closed for the morning's ceremonies an
from the pentagon. >> reporter: good morning. president obama and the first lady will observe a moment of silence on the south launch the white house and then they will take a helicopter here to the pentagon for a september 11th ceremony here as well. let's take you back to that day. american airlines flight 77 left dulles at 8:20 in the morning. it was supposed to go to last instead, five hijackers took over plane, turned it around and crashed no t. into the pentagon at 9:37:00 a.m. killing the crew of sick and all 53 passengers as well as the hijackers. the plane hit the building on the first floor level. one section of the building collapsed. 125 workers here that day were also killed. the pentagon memorial was completed and open to the public in 2008, the seventh anniversary of the attacks. it is usually open around the clock but it will be closed this morning for the ceremonies marking september 11th with the president and the first lady. defense secretary leon panetta will be in charge of those ceremonies this morning. here is a look at how things are going to go. president obama
privately. during his remarks, president barack obama offered his condolences and promised that their loved ones did not die in vain. >> they were taken from us suddenly and far too soon. to you and your families, the rest of us cannot begin to imagine the pain you've endured these many years. we will never fully understand how difficult it has been for you to carry on, to summon that strength and to rebuild your lives. >> reporter: the victims' memorial was closed for several hours this morning, but it has since reopened, and so members of the public who want to come and pay their respects can now do so. from the pentagon, megan mcgrath, news4. >> abner morales. >> carlos manuel morales. >> this has happened every year since the attack. each victim's name was spoken aloud this morninging at ground zero. but unlike every other year, relatives spoke the names and no politicians took the microphone. >>> across the country, many americans are remembering those who were lost in the attack on america. although the crowd was a bit smaller at today's ground zero ceremony, the ceremony had a lot of
? >> reporter: chicago mayor rahm emanuel, an obama supporter, called romney's statement lip service. >> i don't really give two hoots about national comments scoring political points or trying to embarrass or whatever the president. >> what do we want? >> reporter: as negotiations drag on, frustrations are mounting on both sides and in many households. >> if the strike is off in a week, you're up to speed and you're not too far behind and you don't get a ton of homework, right? >> yeah. >> reporter: and, of course, i guess the only real good news out of this today, matt, is that the teachers and the school board do say that they will continue negotiating, and while they say progress is being made, and they say that each and every day, obviously not enough progress to get these kids back in the classroom. matt? >> kevin tibbles in chicago this morning, kevin, thank you very much. >> want to get a check of the day's other stories. natalie morales is over at the news desk. >> good morning, everyone. today marks 11 years since the attacks of september 11th. despite the election looming just weeks
appears to have given president obama a boost, but the race for president remains tight. he leads mitt romney by six points among all voters according to the latest "washington post/abc news poll. however, the president leads his republican rival by just a single point among likely voters. the convention also did little to change how voters think of obama's presidency. just 48% of them approve of his performance. 50% disapprove. >>> just to give you a sense of how hotly contested this election is, the campaigns and outside groups have already spent more than $500 million in radio ads since march. most of the money is flowing into florida, ohio and virginia. in fact, campaigns and groups have spent more than $300 million in those three states alone. that's more than half the total spent. >>> one of d.c.'s largest high-end shopping events kicks off today. this year's event is being held at the mazza gallery. we checked and there are still general admission and benefactor's tickets available. tickets range between $40 and $250. and the proceeds go to charity. that's important. it's going
and neck. president obama leads mitt romney by six points according to the latest "washington post"/abc news poll. that is just a single point among likely voters. voters are also sharply divided on how they believe president obama is doing. just 48% of them approve of his performance. 50% disapprove. >>> the campaigns and groups supporting the candidates are spending hundreds of millions of dollars this election on ads. in fact, they've spent more than $500 million since march. and most of that money is flowing into battleground states particularly florida, ohio and virginia. in fact, campaigns and groups have spent more than $300 million in those three states alone. that's more than half of the total spent. and apparently republicans are not embracing this florida pizza shop owner quite as much as he embraced president obama. big apple pizza has gotten negative reviews on yelp since its owner bear hugged the president. one claimed she felt compelled to disrespect the restaurant as much as the president disrespects our constitution. he's received plenty of positive responses. the
to schedule. >>> president obama will be in new york today partying it up with music heavyweights jay-z and beyonce. the three are throwing a fund-raiser at jay-z's 4040 club. the president will be in our area on friday, holding a rally at the fitz center. tickets are first come first served. you can head to news 4's facebook page to find out where to get tickets. paul ryan also in virginia the next two days, trying to swing the commonwealth for republicans. he's scheduled to speak at newport university in newport news tonight. tomorrow he'll speak at a manufacturing company in danvil danville. ryan was in virginia last week. he visited harrisonburg and roanoke on friday. >>> romney is in damage control mode today after controversial comments. the video was taken at a private fund-raiser in may and first obtained by liberal magazine "mother jones" and then nbc news. >> for the past three years all everybody's been told is don't worry, we'll take care of you. how are you going to do it six months before the election to convince people to take care of themselves? >> 47% of the people wh
obama is could to speak along with other top pentagon brass and we'll have live coverage. >> in addition to the services at the pentagon, there are remembrance ceremonies and events in communities newout northern virginia and maryland. there are also service projects in the district and on capitol hill. >>> up in the big apple, a commemmoration ceremony is set for later this morning. but this year, no government officials will be speaking at ground zero. family members will instead read the names of the victims who died 11 years ago today. in pennsylvania, 40 lanterns lit up the night last night. thousands of people gathered at the memorial site in shanksville to remember those who were lost. later on today, vice president joe bidening scheduleto visit the flight 93 memorial. >>> leopanetta stopped by the memorial yesterday in shanksville where he toured the wall of names. it pays tribute to the 40 passengers and crew members who lost their lives taking down the plane to d.c. >>> the number two in yemen has been killed. it is not the first time it has been reported that he was killed. he
shoulder to shoulder. >> reporter: at the white house, president obama participated in a moment of silence. late aert the pentagon, he offered hope following a ceremony remembering those killed when a hijacked plane targeted the building. >> no single event can ever change who we are. >> reporter: those same themes of courage rang out near shanksville, pennsylvania, where passengers fought to keep a plane from crashing the capitol. >> we've not forgotten the heroism of your husbands, wives, sons, daughters, mother, fathers. >> reporter: so many fighting for a country they believed in. despite the pain, there are isle signs of healing. this new world trade tower i'm standing in which should be complete in just over a year is a sign to many the city is beginning to move on. danielle leigh. now back to you. >> u.s. troops in kabul, afghanistan, marked the anniversary of the terror attacks at several memorial services. in october of 2001, the u.s. and allies invaded afghanistan. the goal was to oust the taliban regime for sheltering al qaeda leaders who planned the 9/11 attacks. military leade
will be campaigning this week. michelle obama will visit the university of mary washington in fredericksburg on thursday. the first lady was supposed to come to fredericksburg several weeks ago but canceled that appearance after the colorado movie theater shooting. >>> 6:06 is your time now. 55 degrees. new guidance for parents before they rush their kids to the doctor for something that's bound to happen this school year. >>> plus, there is a chill in the air this morning. you may find yourself reaching for the heat on your drive in, as i did. weather and traffic on the 1s. weather and traffic on the 1s. >>> and next, some video that ♪ you know, ronny... weather and traffic on the 1s. >>> and next, some video that folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. and how happy are they jimmy? i'd say happier than a bodybuilder directing traffic. he does look happy. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. together in midair. how this ended. >>> we take a look here, you can tell this is video of a midair collision
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